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Re: Flush-mounted deck ha
Posted by Dennis Rioux on Dec 15, 2006
I used internal bungee cords on my WR18 and am happy with how they seal. An afternoon's paddling in waves gets me a couple teaspoons worth of water in each compartment. I don't roll (yet?) so I don't know how they perform in total immersion conditions. I glued some wood "eyes" (four in each compartment) to the hull, strung the bungee cord between pairs of eyes with rope clamps at each end to adjust for tension, and installed four hooks on the hatch cover. It is pretty quick. There are more elaborate systems out there like the magnets, though.
In Response to: Flush-mounted deck hatch by Richard K on Dec 15, 2006